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Housing and Hegemony: The US Experience

Ivanova, Maria N. 2011. Housing and Hegemony: The US Experience. Capital & Class, 35(3), pp. 389-412. ISSN 0309-8168 [Article]

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This paper examines the historical evolution of housing in the context of US capitalism, highlighting the significance of homeownership as an ideology and social practice for the reproduction of hegemony in the USA. The paper challenges widely held views that identify public policy errors and government regulatory failures as primary causes of the recent housing boom and bust. Its purpose is to show how the subprime solution that triggered the housing collapse organically evolved out of the growth imperative to keep harnessing the socioeconomic benefits of homeownership. The demise of this model signals the failure of the profit-seeking system of privatized housing provision to overcome the limits of production based on capital.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/0309816811417840

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Politics

Dates:

DateEvent
11 October 2011Published

Item ID:

9196

Date Deposited:

25 Oct 2013 08:33

Last Modified:

18 Jul 2018 16:44

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/9196

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